4 thoughts on “3 Reasons ADHD and Anxiety Often Go Together

  • July 20, 2016 at 10:32 am

    thank you for making my Absolutely Disastrously Hard Days less so. Read some of your blogs this is an overall comment.

    • July 21, 2016 at 10:28 am

      Thanks, wigglz. I really appreciate that.

  • July 20, 2016 at 11:15 am

    You nailed it. Along with anxiety add PTSD and Panic disorder with agoraphobia and that’s a real recipe for anguish. ADHD needs stimulation to stay focused. But without structure, the activities or daily living and symptoms of stress cross the tolerance threshold and focus shifts into an anxious state of mind. Like traffic at a busy intersection decisions constantly flow in the stream of consciousness. ADHD suddenly shuts down the traffic lights (frontal lobes) and the sense of urgency, terror, “Oh no, I’m gonna screw up something no matter how hard I try” schema surges with the kindling nervous system and limbic emotional memories. Never know when the traffic lights will unsync like living in a carnival scary “fun house.” Yes ADHD very tricky to manage especially as it tends to involve dual or triple diagnosis.

    • July 21, 2016 at 10:37 am

      I think ADHD and anxiety can sometimes pull you in opposite directions, and that’s not a fun feeling. It can be a balancing act. Thanks for sharing your experience!


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